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swinetechnologies.com

Founded Year

2015

Stage

Loan | Alive

Total Raised

$13.64M

Last Raised

$250K | 2 yrs ago

About SwineTech

SwineTech specializes in the production of farrowing monitoring systems for sow farms in the pork industry.

SwineTech Headquarter Location

100 Cedar Street

Solon, Iowa, 52333,

United States

641-670-0774

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Expert Collections containing SwineTech

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Agriculture Technology (Agtech)

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Companies that are using technology to make farms more efficient.

SwineTech Patents

SwineTech has filed 3 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Metaphysical theories
  • Philosophical movements
  • Philosophical schools and traditions
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

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9/28/2016

3/1/2022

Analog circuits, Warning systems, Tires, Typhoons, Metaphysical theories

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Application Date

9/28/2016

Grant Date

3/1/2022

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Related Topics

Analog circuits, Warning systems, Tires, Typhoons, Metaphysical theories

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Grant

Latest SwineTech News

Students Aim to Save Piglets With the Use of Wearable Devices

Jan 11, 2022

A common problem on pig farms is when sows roll over, crushing their babies. Two students came up with an innovative solution. A piglet looks out from its enclosure.Bogdan Cristel / Reuters file July 6, 2017, 1:50 PM UTC / Updated July 6, 2017, 2:10 PM UTC / Source: NBC News By Amy DiLuna In an as-told-to essay for College Game Plan , Matthew Rooda, co-founder of SwineTech, explains what he learned navigating the business development process. SwineTech works to save piglets with the help of wearable devices. The CEO: Matthew Rooda, 23, co-founder (with Abraham Espinoza) of SwineTech School: University of Iowa Class of 2017 From: New Sharon, Iowa Number of employees: 7 Time I spent studying: 3-4 hours Time I spent sleeping: 5-6 hours SwineTech started about 18 months ago, through the university’s student accelerator. Then we went through the Iowa Student Accelerator out of Cedar Rapids. During my freshman and sophomore years I was a manager of a sow (hog) farm in Waterloo, Iowa. The moms were crushing their babies. We knew we could condition the pigs to avoid this through a series of vibrations, so we developed a wearable device that would send vibrations to the mom if she was crushing her piglet. The device detects the sound of a distressed piglet. Matthew Rooda, right, with SwineTech co-founder Abraham Espinoza. Rooda's advice for young entrepreneurs: "You can't be afraid to ask for help. "SwineTech If the mom received a vibration, she would stand up. The more often she gets up, the more often she eats and drinks, which helps with overall health. The sows live longer, they’re less stressed, they’re happier. It was a good side effect. Sows give birth into crates at some farrowing farms. Those actually reduce the problem by about half. On a farm where a pig can walk around while it’s giving birth, it’ll crush twice as many babies. But we see SwineTech’s wearable as a way to help increase space for sows, and also productivity for farmers. Each wearable will have health tracking to help farmers know more about their sows, how healthy are they, if they’re eating appropriately. They can give them as much care and attention as possible. This is a problem everybody’s facing all around the world, whether you’re a small farmer or a big farmer: 116 million piglets are crushed every year. That’s 22.5 billion pounds of pork that never makes it to market. It’s a big waste. "If I can reduce this problem by another 50 percent, help cut the amount of piglets that die from this in half, I would say we're successful," Rooda says. We developed a routine. We scheduled all our classes after 5 p.m. Business came first, and school always came second. But we still managed to get decent grades. The hardest part was convincing a professor that you weren’t going to make class because investors would say 'I want to meet you in two days in Manhattan.' Teachers would ask, 'How come you couldn’t give us any notice?' And we'd say, we didn’t know! You try to squeeze in as much as possible, and then work out, and eat. You miss a lot of meals. If I can reduce this problem by another 50 percent, help cut the amount of piglets that die from this in half, I would say we’re successful, but I really want to help the pork industry get to where the dairy industry is now. Dairy cattle just live life. You don’t have to interfere with what they’re doing every day. A farmer can just look at a computer and know what’s happening. How can we automate it so that pigs can live healthily and so that farmers can afford to raise pigs? Helping them manage things a little better is our goal. SwineTech's wearable device for hogs. There are ways of using the audio processing technology that we have patented to identify respiratory illnesses in livestock, so that’s one area where we might expand to. I know my co-founder, Abraham Espinoza, would love to someday start a school in Mexico that focuses on entrepreneurship. I have a lot of aspirations to help in developing countries in Africa. Some people say you can’t be afraid to fail; I personally think you can’t be afraid to ask for help. There’s almost certainly someone who’s gone through what you’re going through, and can help you avoid obstacles. Amy DiLuna

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  • When was SwineTech founded?

    SwineTech was founded in 2015.

  • Where is SwineTech's headquarters?

    SwineTech's headquarters is located at 100 Cedar Street, Solon.

  • What is SwineTech's latest funding round?

    SwineTech's latest funding round is Loan.

  • How much did SwineTech raise?

    SwineTech raised a total of $13.64M.

  • Who are the investors of SwineTech?

    Investors of SwineTech include Paycheck Protection Program, Ag Ventures Alliance, Quake Capital, Innova Memphis, Johnsonville Ventures and 9 more.

  • Who are SwineTech's competitors?

    Competitors of SwineTech include Advanced Animal Diagnostics and 2 more.

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